So it seems that Lenovo has decided to join
in on this battery recall fad. It
turns out that the main battery in my X60s is one of the explosive Sony
variety (the extended life battery isn't though). I rang them up to
organise the replacement, which will be arriving in 5 weeks.
Even though he hasn't asked for it yet, I sent the details to Richard
Hughes. It looks like the battery
model numbers are exposed through HAL, so gnome-power-manager should be
able to detect the bad batteries.
Thank you for this "news". I just checked and my x60s isn't affected
by the problem, based on the serial number of its main battery.
I'll point that out to some friends around here that own a Thinkpad.